Soup News: January 2016

Welcome to Soup News. Once a month we bring you a selection of news stories with comment and discussion from the folks at Archaeosoup Towers along with links to a selection of news from the rest of the month.

1:14 Aaron:

Inside the Oregon Standoff:

Inside the Oregon Standoff

Bundy Militia Post Video Of Themselves Messing With Native American Artifacts:

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/01/21/3741450/native-american-artifacts-oregon-standoff/

Militants Plow New Roads At Refuge, Possibly Damaging Artifacts:

http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/militants-continue-to-operate-bulldozers-move-soil-in-refuge-/

Militants bulldoze through Native American archeological site, share video rifling through artifacts:

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2016/1/21/1472882/-Militants-bulldoze-through-Native-American-archeological-site-share-video-rifling-through-artifacts

06:12 Liv:

Digitalt svenskt projekt bevarar kulturarv i bland annat Syrien:

https://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/pressreleases/digitalt-svenskt-projekt-bevarar-kulturarv-i-bland-annat-syrien-1299675

English translation:

http://archaeosoup.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/english-translation-of-kok-press-release.html

10:56 Rhys:

Dig to unearth Tasmania’s military and convict past:

http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/dig-to-unearth-tasmanias-military-and-convict-past

Daily posts from the dig on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TriabunnaBarracksANU.Dig/

Links:

Lima: Remains of presumed weaver dating back to 3,500 years ago found in huaca:

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-lima-remains-of-presumed-weaver-dating-back-to-3500-years-ago-found-in-huaca-108654

Cats domesticated in China earlier than 3000 BC:

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2016/01/cats-domesticated-in-china-earlier-than-3000-bc/109359

Clearance work for new Blackburn road reveals 2,000 bodies and a treasure trove of goods:

http://m.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/14227214.Clearance_work_for_new_Blackburn_road_reveals_2_000_bodies_and_a_treasure_trove_of_goods/

REVEALED: BATTLEFIELD RECOVERY ACCUSED OF SIDELINING POLISH TEAM WHO DID THE REAL WORK IN SARBKA:

REVEALED: BATTLEFIELD RECOVERY ACCUSED OF SIDELINING POLISH TEAM WHO DID THE REAL WORK IN SARBKA

X-Rays Reveal the Secrets of Egyptian Scrolls:

http://europe.newsweek.com/x-rays-reveal-secrets-egyptian-scrolls-papyrus-416719?rm=eu

Viking Longhouse found in Iceland to be made into a hotel exhibition:

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/01/22/newest-viking-longhouse-found-in-iceland-to-be-made-into-a-hotel-exhibition/

Bill of Rights ‘birthplace’ partially demolished after locals forget house’s history:

Bill of Rights ‘birthplace’ partially demolished after locals forget house’s history

Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery destroyed by Islamic State:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35360415

Wrecks From Infamous 19th Century Whaling ‘Disaster’ Discovered Off Alaska Coast:

http://westerndigs.org/wrecks-of-long-lost-19th-century-whaling-fleet-discovered-off-alaska-coast/

Honduras to make archeological dig for mysterious ‘White City’:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-honduras-archeological-mysterious-white-city.html

Fish trap from the Middle Ages discovered in Lake Lednickie:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,407876,fish-trap-from-the-middle-ages-discovered-in-lake-lednickie.html

Pot hole repairs uncover Second World War air raid shelter at Bignold Primary School in Norwich:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/pot_hole_repairs_uncover_second_world_war_air_raid_shelter_at_bignold_primary_school_in_norwich_1_4370930

Museums assess flood damage:

http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/06012016-northern-museums-assess-flood-damage?dm_i=2VBX%2C5617%2C27M3GO%2CF68U%2C1#.Vo1jfmj36Vo.facebook

Surviving winter in the Middle Ages – Man spends 8 months living all alone in 10th Century conditions:

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/12/29/surviving-winter-in-the-middle-ages-man-spends-8-months-living-all-alone-in-10th-century-conditions/

Archaeologists Return to Neanderthal Cave as ISIS Pushed from Iraq:

http://www.livescience.com/53248-archaeologists-return-to-iraq.html?cmpid=514627_20160104_56913296&adbid=10153173486746761&adbpl=fb&adbpr=30478646760

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